Chrysalis Bodywork - Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage
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The Practitioners Work

The training that  Kelly received at Tri State College of Acupuncture was diverse. Her education included: training in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with Doctor Sharon Zhao; Japanese style acupuncture under the tutelage of Master Practitioners Kiiko Matsumoto and Emilie Connor; Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) under the direction of Dr. Mark Seem; Five Element acupuncture with Lori Dechar and Gua Sha with the brilliant Arya Nielsen. The Beauty of this eclectic education is, depending upon the individual issues of each patient, Kelly is able to use a style, or styles, of acupuncture in order to tailor the treatment to best address the patient's "dis"-order or "dis"-ease. The acupuncture treatment may include the use of needles, moxabustion, cupping and gua sha. Over the past nine years Kelly has had successful clinical experience in addressing muskuloskeletal issues such as bursitis, tendonitis,pain as a result of herniations and bulging discs. She has been successful in treating  urogenital, gynecological (this includes fertility issues) gastrointestinal, mental/emotional, circulatory, and upper respiratory issues to name just a few.


The Practitioners Work 

Kelly's massage work is Swedish based. She encourages the use of breath where necessary, as well as incorporating other massage modalities such as: deep tissue; trigger point; acupressure and myofascial work. She includes the use of essential oils where appropriate. All of these skills/tools contribute to a deep feeling of relaxation and an improved overall sense of well being. Kelly is certified in pre and post natal massage and has felt honored to be working with women pre and post pregnancy for over 14 years. In New York City she worked with Dr. Randi Jaffe, one of only a few chiropractors in Manhattan who uses the Webster Technique and whose practice, though quite varied,  primarily consisted of and cared for women pre and post natally.


The Benefits of Massage

  • Assists in physical relaxation
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces heart rate
  • Slows respiration
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Stretches connective tissue
  • Assists in reducing chronic pain
  • Improves skin and muscle tone
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Assists in speedy removal of metabolic waste
  • Increases red blood cell counts
  • Stimulates endorphin release
  • Improves overall sense of well being